Wind energy major Suzlon has developed a new hybrid wind turbine generator that is nearly one-and-a-half times taller than the conventional wind turbine.
The first of the 120 m tall hybrid tower was launched at a wind farm at Naniber in Kutch diistrict of Gujarat by the State Chief Minister, Anandiben Patel.
The wind farm currently has an installed capacity of 1,100 MW and Suzlon expects to take this to 2,000 MW in the next three to four years.
“As the wind speed increases at more heights, this turbine will produce 12 to15% higher energy at the same location making the project competitive and viable,” Tulsi Tanti, Chairman, Suzlon Group, said.
The new turbine, whose cost is around 5% higher, can produce around 56 x 105 units per annum against 50 x 105 (lakh) units for the 90-m turbine. As it is suited for low wind speed sites, the potential for wind energy in India can double from 100,000 MW, he said.
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